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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Timothy Dickinson, Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge, Simon Birchall
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Timothy Dickinson, Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge, Simon Birchall

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2014-03-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; Hymn to the Virgin; A...
Performers: Baker, Martin [Choral Conductor]; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Chance, Michael; Drake, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Neary, Martin
Ensemble: ; Westminster Abbey Choir

This setting of eleven texts from the English Galaxy of Shorter Poems displays Britten's immense abilities to find a huge wealth of musical textures and...continue...
This superior recording with the Westminster Abbey Choir includes "A Ceremony of Carols," "Rejoice in the Lamb," "A Hymn to the Virgin" and "Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac." ~ Gina Boldman...continue...
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Britten: The Five Canticles / Marcus Farnsworth
Britten: The Five Canticles / Marcus Farnsworth

25 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2013-12-03

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; Canticle V; Canticle IV; Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain"
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Farnsworth, Marcus; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Wakeford, Lucy; Watkins, Richard [Horn]

'A masterclass in producing expressively direct and unaffected Britten' was the Guardian's verdict on the sold-out Wigmore Hall concert on November 30, 2012 featuring all...continue...
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The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten [3 CDs]

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Benjamin Britten: The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Cello Symphony, Op. 68; Elegy for Viola solo; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); Quartet for Strings...
Performers: Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Blatchly, Mark; Booth, Claire; Bostridge, Ian; Coleman-Wright, Peter; Dean, Stafford; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Fullbrook, Charles; Gritton, Susan;...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Knussen, Oliver; Brown, Iona; Warren-Green, Christopher; Paavo, Järvi; Hickox, Richard; Willcocks, David; Brunelle, Philip; Haitink, Bernard; Harding, Daniel
Ensemble: ; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble; Endymion Ensemble

Since his death in 1976 many musicians have looked at Benjamin Britten's scores anew - not simply the repertory Britten never recorded, but the many...continue...
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Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks
Essential Britten / Over 2 hours of Britten's greatest masterworks

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-10-09

Works: Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18; Simple Symphony for Strings, Op. 4; Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31; Concerto for Violin Op. 15; Saint Nicolas, Op. 42; A Ceremony of Carols, O...
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Brightman, Sarah; Brown, Timothy; Carter, Roy [Oboe]; Clark, James [Tenor Vocal]; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Ellis, Osian; Godlee, Julian; Haendel, Ida; Harper, Heather; Lenehan, John [Pi...
Conductors: Marriner, Sir Neville; Brown, Iona; Bedford, Steuart; Berglund, Paavo; Willcocks, David; Pesek, Libor; Whitfield, John; Tate, Jeffrey; Previn, Andre; Hickox, Richard; Rattle, Simon, Sir
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Essential Classics is a series of 2-CD sets drawn from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics. Presenting the bestloved and most popular works...continue...
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EMI 402922
Songs by Schubert, Beethoven, Britten and Hahn / Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Songs by Schubert, Beethoven, Britten and Hahn / Matthew Polenzani, tenor

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2011-10-25

Works: Franz Schubert: Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1; Fischerweise, D 881; Der Einsame, D 800; Nachtstück, D 672; An Sylvia; Ludwig van Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98; Benjamin Britten...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Polenzani, Matthew

Wigmore Hall Live’s unrivalled reputation for capturing the world’s best song recitals is continued in its forthcoming October release from the distinguished lyric tenor, Matthew...continue...
Recording information: Wigmore Hall, London (05/01/2010)....continue...
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Down by the Salley Gardens: 19th & 20th Century English Songs / Bejun Mehta
Down by the Salley Gardens: 19th & 20th Century English Songs / Bejun Mehta

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2011-09-13

Works: Herbert Howells: King David for voice & piano; Songs, Op. 22; The Little Boy Lost, song; Roger Quilter: It was a lover and his lass, for voice & piano, Op. 23/3; Come away death, for voice & piano, O...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Mehta, Bejun [Countertenor Vocal]

Down by the Salley Gardens offers a vivid and varied cross-section of English song, ranging from the Edwardian aesthetic of Quilter and early Vaughan Williams...continue...
Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (09/2010)....continue...
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The Ballad Singer / Gerald Finley, tenor /  Julius Drake, piano
The Ballad Singer / Gerald Finley, tenor / Julius Drake, piano

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-06-14

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sechs Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte, Op. 75; Carl Loewe: Edward, for voice & piano, Op. 1/1; Die wandelnde Glocke, for voice & piano, Op. 20/3; Franz Schubert: An d...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]

This latest release from the award-winning partnership of Gerald Finley and Julius Drake features the ballad - a literary and musical form that inspired the...continue...
Recording information: All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley, London, England (02/01/2010-02/03/2010)....continue...
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Songs Without Words - Grieg, Brahms, Chabrier, Faure / Julius Drake
Songs Without Words - Grieg, Brahms, Chabrier, Faure / Julius Drake

1 CD / ATMA / 2011-03-29

Works: Robert Schumann: Album für die Jugend, Op. 68; Kinderszenen no 12 ("Kind im Einschlummern"), for piano, Op. 15/12; Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117; Felix Mendelssohn: Songs wi...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]

Renowned as one of the best accompanists working today, British pianist Julius Drake has chosen the ATMA label to record his first solo CD, Songs...continue...
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (12/06/2008-12/08/2008)....continue...
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Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake
Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake

1 CD / Hyperion / 2010-06-08

Works: Benjamin Britten: Lemady, folksong for voice & harp (8 Folk Song Arrangements); She's like the swallow, folksong for voice & harp (8 Folk Song Arrangements); Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, ...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]

The unbeatable , multi-award-winning partnership of Gerald Finley and Julius Drake turns to the composer Benjamin Britten for their latest Hyper ion release. Although Britten...continue...
Recording information: All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley, London (12/11/2008-12/13/2008)....continue...
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Britten Recital
Britten Recital

1 CD / EtCetera Records / 2009-09-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Purcell Realizations from Harmonia Sacra; Purcell Realizations from Orpheus Britannicus; The Queen's Epicedium, for soprano or tenor & piano (Purcell Realization); Tit for Tat; A Ne...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Ragin, Derek Lee
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Ravel: Songs / Finley, Drake
Ravel: Songs / Finley, Drake

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-06-09

Works: Maurice Ravel: Histoires naturelles; Ronsard à son âme; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée; Un grand sommeil noir; Les grands vents venus d'outre-mer; Sur l'herbe; Chants populaires;...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]

"As we have heard in previous recordings, Finley's voice is pure pleasure--73 minutes goes by easily and effortlessly, and whether it's French or German or...continue...
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20th Century Classics - Henze: Symphony no 7 & 9, etc / Rattle, Drake, Bostridge, et al
20th Century Classics - Henze: Symphony no 7 & 9, etc / Rattle, Drake, Bostridge, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Hans Werner Henze: Barcarola, for orchestra; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 9, for chorus & orchestra; Auden Songs (3)
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Drake, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Metzmacher, Ingo
Ensemble: ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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EMI 376012B
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Järvi, Paavo; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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EMI 175262C
Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death;  Rorem: Songs / Gerald Finley, Julius Drake
Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death; Rorem: Songs / Gerald Finley, Julius Drake

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2008-11-11

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Don Juan's Serenade, Op. 38, no 1; It Was in The Early Spring, Op. 38, no 2; Songs (6), Op. 38; Does the Day Reign, Op. 47, no 6; The mild stars shone for us, song for voic...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]

Recorded Live at Wigmore Hall, 18 October 2007, this new release adds to Gerald Finley’s already illustrious career. After his initial appearances at Glyndebourne in...continue...
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WGMR 0025
Romanzo di Central Park - Songs by Ives / FInley, Drake
Romanzo di Central Park - Songs by Ives / FInley, Drake

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-02-12

Works: Charles Ives: On the Counter; The Circus Band; Two Little Flowers; Ilmenau; A Night Song, song for voice & piano, S. 310 (K. 6B21); Down East; Premonitions; The See'r, song for voice & piano, S. 344 ...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]; Johnston, Magnus

In their second volume of songs by Charles Ives (1874–1954), the nonpareil partnership of baritone Gerald Finley and pianist Julius Drake returns to again enthrall...continue...
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Bretan:Songs / Donose, Drake
Bretan:Songs / Donose, Drake

1 CD / Nimbus Records / 2008-02-12

Works: Nicolae Bretan: And if branches beat against the window; Cuckoo, why don't you return?; The reluctant debt payer; Nu te-ai priceput! (You Were Such A Knucklehead!), for voice & piano; In Parcul Luxem...
Performers: Donose, Ruxandra; Drake, Julius [Piano]

One of the most important central European song composers rediscovered by established operatic stars. Booklet notes in Romanian; English song texts in four languages -...continue...
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NIM 5809
Schubert, Wolf, Debussy, etc: Songs / Maltman, Drake
Schubert, Wolf, Debussy, etc: Songs / Maltman, Drake

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2008-01-22

Works: Franz Schubert: Der Wanderer, D 493/Op. 4 no 1; Wandrers Nachtlied, D 224/Op. 4 no 3; Rastlose Liebe, D 138/Op 51; Wanderers Nachtlied, D 768/Op. 96 no 3; Hugo Wolf: Der Feuerreiter; Der Gärtner...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Maltman, Christopher

The young British baritone Christopher Maltman excels on the recital platform. Here he performs songs by Schubert, Wolf, Debussy, Duparc and Warlock with boundless charm...continue...
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Samuel Barber: Songs / Gerald Finley, Julius Drake
Samuel Barber: Songs / Gerald Finley, Julius Drake

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-11-13

Works: Samuel Barber: There's nae lark; Beggar's Song; In the Dark Pinewood; Songs (3), Op. 2; Hermit Songs, Op. 29; Songs (3), for voice & piano, Op. 10; Mélodies passagères, Op. 27; With rue...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]

"The performances are outstanding. Canadian baritone Finley is in top form, showing total command of his voice with stunning hushed singing and ringing top notes....continue...

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Pasión! / Joyce DiDonato
Pasión! / Joyce DiDonato

1 CD / Eloquentia / 2007-02-13

Works: Fernando J. Obradors: Canciones Clásicas Españolas; Enriqué Granados: Elegia eterna, for voice & piano (or orchestra), H. 49; Colección de tonadillas; No lloréis ojuelos,...
Performers: DiDonato, Joyce; Drake, Julius [Piano]

Celebrated internationally for her rich timbre and amazing vocal agility, Joyce DiDonato is the mezzo of the moment, also noted for her fine acting skills...continue...
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Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait
Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-03-21

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Prelude & Fugue for piano no 1 in C major, Op. 87/1; Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5; Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10; The Golden Age (as used in the film "Testimony"); Th...
Performers: Bartholdy, Annette; Berman, Boris; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Houston, Michael; Kaler, Ilya [Violin]; Mikulas, Peter [Bass Vocals]; Scherbakov, Konstantin [Piano]; Shostakovich, Dmitry
Conductors: Slovák, Ladislav; Lyndon-Gee, Christopher; Yablonsky, Dmitry; ; Wit, Antoni; Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice; Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Stockholm Arts Trio; Ukrainian National Symphony...

"Is this a CD set with substantially expanded album notes or a book with two accompanying CDs? The booklet contains an excellent monograph by Richard...continue...
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Nicholas Daniel, Julius Drake - Finzi, Patterson, Howells
Nicholas Daniel, Julius Drake - Finzi, Patterson, Howells

1 CD / Leman Classics / 2006-02-01

Works: Gerald Finzi: Interlude for oboe & string quartet, Op. 21; Paul Patterson: Duologue for oboe & piano; Herbert Howells: Sonata for oboe & piano
Performers: Daniel, Nicholas; Drake, Julius [Piano]

"Finzi's lush, lovely, tragic, and beautiful 'Interlude' gets its first recording for the oboe and piano here, though there have been many since. Daniel and...continue...
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A Song for Anything - Songs by Charles Ives / Finley, Drake
A Song for Anything - Songs by Charles Ives / Finley, Drake

1 CD / Hyperion / 2005-10-11

Works: Charles Ives: Feldeisamkeit; The Things our Fathers Loved; Memories; The Housatonic at Stockbridge; Swimmers; The Cage; The Greatest Man; General William Booth Enters into HEaven; Remembrance; Berceu...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Finley, Gerald [Bass-Baritone Vocals]

"This is far and away the best program of Ives songs currently available, 31 of them, lasting slightly more than 70 minutes. Most of them...continue...
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Voyage à Paris / Lynne Dawson, Julius Drake
Voyage à Paris / Lynne Dawson, Julius Drake

1 CD / Berlin Classics / 2005-04-21

Works: Francis Poulenc: Les chemins de l'amour ("Les chemins qui vont"), for voice & piano (or orchestra), FP 106; C'est ainsi que tu es (Métamorphoses, no 2); La dame d'André ("André ne co...
Performers: Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Drake, Julius [Piano]
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BER 17582
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata, Viola Sonata / Bartholdy, Drake
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata, Viola Sonata / Bartholdy, Drake

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-03-01

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40; Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
Performers: Bartholdy, Annette; Drake, Julius [Piano]

"Bartholdy is a lively, sensitive player whose rendition of Shostakovich's late work, the Viola Sonata, is well worth having." - Moore, American Record Guide...continue...
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Gurney: Seven Meadows / Paul Agnew, Julius Drake
Gurney: Seven Meadows / Paul Agnew, Julius Drake

1 CD / Hyperion / 2001-08-01

Works: Ivor Gurney: Epitaph in old mode; You Are My Sky, for voice & piano; All night under the moon; The Folly of Being Comforted, for voice & piano; By a Bierside; Severn Meadows for voice & piano; In Fla...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Drake, Julius [Piano]

"Gurney really should be better known. Good English-language songs are not often heard, but listening to Gurney will make you wonder why. He was a...continue...
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